Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers, commonly known as the Blazers, are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. The Trail Blazers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. The team played its home games in the Memorial Coliseum before moving to Moda Center in 1995 (called the Rose Garden until 2013).
  • Canzano: Las Vegas doesn't hate the Trail Blazers... it just likes money a lot more
    OregonLive.com

    Canzano: Las Vegas doesn't hate the Trail Blazers... it just likes money a lot more

    It's not Jay Kornegay's job to make the Trail Blazers feel loved and appreciated every summer. It's his job to sit one block off The Strip at the Westgate SuperBook and foster sports-gambling action that divides the money wagered relatively evenly on both sides of a given bet. Kornegay is the Vice President of Race & Sports Book Operations for the Westgate SuperBook. He's the wisest of the wise guys, the sharpest of the sharps, all that. And so I reached out to him this week because the over/under regular-season win total for the Trail Blazers again came in on the conservative side and I had to ask a question on behalf of our city's NBA franchise. It's this: What did the Blazers do to offend

  • Future rankings low for Damian Lillard in NBCsports.com’s 50 best players in 5 years
    NBC Sports Northwest

    Future rankings low for Damian Lillard in NBCsports.com’s 50 best players in 5 years

    NBA analysts for NBC Sports are predicting the future and how individual players will be affected as they age...

  • No surprise here: Damian Lillard continues to show loyalty to Portland
    NBC Sports Northwest

    No surprise here: Damian Lillard continues to show loyalty to Portland

    Now the question is... When will people stop questioning Damian Lillard?

  • Moda Center has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification
    NBC Sports Northwest

    Moda Center has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification

    The Trail Blazers home arena is doing its part to protect the environment and reduce environmental impact...

  • Dog-Day Trades for Bradley Beal, CP3 and NBA Stars Who Could Be on the Move
    Bleacher Report

    Dog-Day Trades for Bradley Beal, CP3 and NBA Stars Who Could Be on the Move

    Portland Trailblazers receive: Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers receive: Hassan Whiteside Can it be that simple?  The Cavaliers won't earn anything of substance back for Kevin Love, who has one of the NBA's most immovable contracts at four years, $120 million. Cleveland.com's Chris Fedor reported in July that the Cavs will require both young assets and draft picks to even consider moving the 30-year-old, but their blatant leverage play will fall flat. The miles on Love's body have taken their toll. On an expiring deal, Love would earn plenty of attention. But as it stands, the best the Cavaliers can hope to recoup is cap space. From Portland's perspective, Love is still useful. In 2018-19, he played

  • Video: JR Smith gets back at Blazers' CJ McCollum for travelling during pickup game
    ClutchPoints

    Video: JR Smith gets back at Blazers' CJ McCollum for travelling during pickup game

    JR Smith has long been known for his on-court gaffes and boneheaded mistakes, but he played up that reputation during a pickup game this offseason against the Portland Trail Blazers star guard CJ McCollum. As you can see, this star-studded game also featured rapper J. Cole, but the major highlight was Smith getting the ball on the wing, gripping it with two hands and refusing to dribble as he cruised his way to the basket for an easy layup. Of course, there are traveling rules in place to prevent such an act occurring, but Smith was making a point that he believed McCollum had traveled on a previous possession. To make his point, Smith made sure to make his travel the most blatant it could possibly be.

  • If the Blazers are ever for sale, Larry Ellison would probably be first in line
    NBC Sports Northwest

    If the Blazers are ever for sale, Larry Ellison would probably be first in line

    Oracle co-founder, world's sixth-richest person, tried to buy three other NBA teams

  • Damian Lillard Become A Basketball Superstar Is Thanks To His Budding Music Career
    ClutchPoints

    Damian Lillard Become A Basketball Superstar Is Thanks To His Budding Music Career

    Portland Trail BLazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard has recently opened up about his thoughts on the all-important work-life balance. In a recent tweet, the 29-year-old explained how making music has actually helped make him a better player overall. “Since I started putting out music and taking it seriously I have been better as a player. It's balance,” he says. Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A., recently came out with his third studio album, which has actually gotten some rave reviews all around. While there are some who might consider this to be a distraction for the four-time All-Star, Lillard claims that it is actually quite the contrary. Dame did not go into detail as to how this hobby

  • Top 10 Pelicans Home Games of 2019-20: No. 9 vs. Trail Blazers
    NBA.com

    Top 10 Pelicans Home Games of 2019-20: No. 9 vs. Trail Blazers

    Pelicans-Trail Blazers may not instantly register as a marquee matchup in the minds of many NBA fans, but it's become an under-the-radar attractive option for broadcast networks – three of the four meetings will air on national TV this season (TNT also carried one early-season tilt at Moda Center in '18-19). The clubs met in the first round of the '18 playoffs, a memorable 4-0 sweep for New Orleans, but a forgettable outcome for Portland. The Trail Blazers answered with a 3-0 sweep of the Pelicans during the subsequent regular season. Eleven of the Pelicans' first 14 games are against opponents that qualified for the '19 playoffs, a stretch that concludes with this Nov. 19 contest. In fact, among

  • Trail Blazers' Lillard on joining super team: What's the fun in that?
    Omnisport

    Trail Blazers' Lillard on joining super team: What's the fun in that?

    As others form super teams, Damian Lillard wants to continue starring for the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • Damian Lillard on Loyalty, the Blazers, and Superteams
    Blazer's Edge

    Damian Lillard on Loyalty, the Blazers, and Superteams

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has professed his loyalty again and again over the years. In an interview with Adam Caparell of Complex, Lillard explained his loyalty and how that is opposite to his peers who are teaming up left and right: “To leave, what did I invest all this time for just to leave, you know?” he says. “If I go play with three other stars, I don't think that many people would doubt that I could win it. We would win it, but what is the challenge or the fun in that?” Lillard appreciates the organization coming to him for input on roster moves, and it shows that the team values his opinion: “Once they started bringing me in and asking for my input and all of this stuff,

  • Brandon Roy: What if the former Blazers star never had injury issues
    ClutchPoints

    Brandon Roy: What if the former Blazers star never had injury issues

    But do you remember former Portland Trail Blazers star Brandon Roy? The Blazers acquired the draft rights to Roy after he was selected with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, and Roy immediately flashed his star potential. The former University of Washington standout would win the Rookie of the Year Award in 2007 before being named to three consecutive All-Star teams between 2008 and 2010. Unfortunately, a number of knee injuries and degenerative arthritis would totally derail Roy's career, and he was eventually forced to retire after just six seasons in the NBA. This prompts the question: what if Brandon Roy had remained healthy? Top three shooting guard of the era The shooting guard

  • Bill Walton to bike ride with Trail Blazers fans this Sunday
    OregonLive.com

    Bill Walton to bike ride with Trail Blazers fans this Sunday

    Portland Trail Blazers great and 1977 NBA Finals MVP Bill Walton will be back in the Rose City this weekend for a bike ride with fans ahead of the team's 50th anniversary season. The event, dubbed Bike with Bill and the Trail Blazers, is set to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with fans gathering at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Commons. At 2:30 p.m., Walton and fans will set off for the bike ride to Terry Schrunk Plaza, where the Blazers' championship parade ended 42 years ago. After the bike ride ends there about 3:15 p.m., the Blazers say they plan a special announcement at 3:30 p.m., followed by live music at 3:45 p.m. from Grateful Dead cover band Garcia Birthday Band. During his playing days, Walton

  • WHAT: An NBA Summer Vacation Special with Katie Heindl
    Blazer's Edge

    WHAT: An NBA Summer Vacation Special with Katie Heindl

    Katie Heindl dropped by the Hoops and Talks podcast to discuss all things summer vacation: what makes a good NBA summer vacation? How important are summer friendships to the regular season? How does the summer vacation rating system work? Which players excel at relaxing during the off season? Is a beach workout a vacation or a workout? We explore the best vacations, the guys who don't know how to do it right, and all the areas in between. We find out that the Trail Blazers are one of the best teams at summer vacationing. Between talking to fish, sitting in infinity pools, hosting UNO tournaments and teasing Raptor fans with trips to Canada's Wonderland amusement park, the Blazers are having a